Lee L Lovelady, 85, of Dalhart, TX passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Idalou, TX.
Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 21, 2021, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Dalhart, TX with Donnie Lane, City Church pastor, officiating.
Lee was born on January 3, 1936, in Enid, OK, to the late Lawrence and Ada Lovelady. He attended Dalhart High School, where he met his high school sweetheart, Janice Lucas. They were married on June 25, 1955.
Lee retired as an engineer of the railroad after several decades of service. He was very active in First Baptist Church of Dalhart up until his death. He thoroughly enjoyed teaching Sunday school to the 2-year-olds. He was very proud to serve our country in the United States Marine Corps. In his retirement, Lee drove for Hart Chevrolet Buick GMC Auto which brought on new friends and new adventures as he traveled delivering cars.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Lovelady; sister, LaRita Jo Foshee; and a grandson, Michael Lovelady.
Survivors include his two sons, David Lovelady and wife Glenda of Yadkinville, NC, and Lawrence Lovelady and wife Tanya of Lubbock, TX; two daughters, Lisa Proffitt and husband Dr. Kirk Proffitt of Dumas, TX, and Jena K. Phillips of Amarillo, TX; 11 grandchildren, Brock Proffitt, Lance Lovelady and wife Stacia, Brindy Spann and husband Jason, Britt Proffitt and wife Gina, Kaly Teaff and husband Riley, Kaysha Stroebel and husband Brandon, Rachel Lovelady and fiancé Mike Baldwin, Mallori Comte and husband Tyler, Colby Lovelady and wife Hope, Natalie Webb and husband Joey, and Hayden Phillips and fiancé Nicolas Eizmendi; and 29 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to First Baptist Church, 1000 E. 16th St., Dalhart, TX 79022.